Former bad boy Jacob Hay, played by Coronation Street actor Jack James Ryan, expressed regret over not getting to share the screen with Joe Frost.
In response to the shocking murder of Leo Thompkins (played by Joe Frost) by Stephen Reid (Todd Boyce), Jack James Ryan of Coronation Street paid a touching ode to his co-star. The Weatherfield actor expressed his regrets over the departure of his dear friend.
Jack said he is “gutted” that Joe, his co-star and friend, is leaving the cobbles.
He wrote: “Brilliant episode of #Corrie, quality stuff from @matthiltondir” in a tweet after horrifying scenes on the ITV soap.
Joe Frost is a true gentleman and a class act, so it hurts to see him go.
We were completely deprived of Jacob & Leo content, the star then reflected. Brother, I’ll see you on the next one! Sadly, Leo.
In the upsetting ITV episode from Monday, Stephen lost control after a worried Leo nearly foiled his evil scheme to rob his mother Audrey Roberts (Sue Nicholls).
Stephen pushed Leo off the edge of a building, causing him to fall 20 feet into a bin beneath the factory, in scenes that shocked viewers of the soap opera.
Leo threatened to call the police if Stephen carried out his plan to steal the equity from her house and sell it to pay back his ex-partner Gabrielle, which sparked the altercation.
The worried construction worker was then thrown off the top of the factory building by Stephen and died in a tragic accident after being struck by a metal pole.
The shady businessman has been riding a wave of dishonesty and debt, but on Monday night, he stooped to new lows.
Fans who watched the dramatic episode expressed their shock at Stephen’s downward spiral’s progression.
“OMG!” exclaimed Justin Rafferty. NO WAY! Leo is pushed off the balcony by Stephen. Stephen is definitely killing Leo!
“Has Leo died!?” asked Raven. unsure if he was stepping off the street.
Lousie Hazeldein can be heard saying: “Leo dead???? Jenny, poor Jenny, has no success keeping guys alive.
Viewers who tune in on Wednesday think they know who is next on Stephen’s hit list.
@Cinders12345678 left a message: “Do you believe Stephen will commit another murder? I’m speculating that his ex-wife Corrie might be the next.”
DeviantDomme also said: “That was really intense. I wonder if we’re dealing with a new Richard Hillman. I believe Stephen’s wife will be the next, therefore!”
Written by Ondo Lady: “The serial killer tale is back, and I bet Steven will kill his wife next. #Corrie.”
Jenny Connor’s shock was described by Sally-Ann Matthews, who portrays her in the soap opera, in reference to the episode that aired on Wednesday night.
Jenny just had her farewell meal at The Bistro last night, so tomorrow she’s waking up and she’s packed, she said in a conversation with Lorraine.
She’s moving abroad and believes he’s just wasted on his friend’s couch.
Then, as the day goes on, it becomes obvious that he is no longer there.